The NCAA requirements vary slightly depending on whether you will be playing Division I or Division II sport. Be sure to register with the NCAA Clearinghouse at the end of your Junior year if you are interested in pursing D1 or D2 athletics.
As of 2008, the NCAA Division I requires that you have a certain GPA, and the following 16 core courses:
NCAA Division III requires that you check with the individual institution and meet their general admissions requirement.
Most high school athletes consider their time in high school sports an important part of their educational experience. Division III (D3) athletics provides these high school athletes with the opportunity to continue their athletic careers while attending a first-rate college. While we dream of athletic fame and success, the harsh reality is that in the end it is academic preparation that will pay the greatest dividends in life. Attending a D3 college or university will assure you the opportunity
When a student-athlete has completed his/her junior year, college coaches can then make in-person, off-site contact. Athletes interested in DI and DII need to register with the NCAA clearinghouse at this time.